Read This Story and Get Happier (What you learn in Yale’s popular course on happiness) – The Cut, May 28, 2018
In the face of an epidemic of unhappiness, Professor Santos decided to design a course in “positive psychology” that has become the most popular course at Yale. Some interesting insights: Many of our priorities around happiness are completely erroneous; our minds are very good at persuading us to follow intuitions about happiness that turn out to be entirely wrong; nearly everything we think will make us happier won’t because nearly everything we’re likely to list (more money, a different home, a better job) is some circumstantial change… A rather long but a fascinating and necessary read!
Living in a Small Town Could Be the Key to Happiness – World Economic Forum, May 25, 2018
New research shows a striking association between population density—the concentration of people in a given area—and happiness.
That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong? – The New York Times, June 13, 2018
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the landmark Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has come under fire and has been re-analyzed, with the same result: A Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by about 30 percent in those at high risk.
Your Multivitamins Aren’t Helping You Live Longer – Quartz, May 29, 2018
We don’t need multivitamin pills to fill in any nutritional gaps according to…..?
How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep – The New York Times, May 23, 2018
When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.
A Striking Stat:
Antarctica’s ice is melting three times faster than we thought—tripling in the last five years, with more than 200 billion tons of ice now flooding into oceans annually.
Source: Leeds University study, June 2018